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This Order comes into force on 1 October 2007 and, by article 4, applies the provisions of Part II of the Maintenance Orders (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1972 to the United States of America (as defined in article 2 of the Order) with the modification set out in article 3(2).
Under article 3, this Order applies to Scotland only in respect of the claims for the recovery of maintenance specified in that article.
By virtue of article 5, the arrangements under SI 1993/591 between the United Kingdom and specified States of the United States of America as individual reciprocating territories continue in full force and effect for Part II matters commenced before 1 October 2007.
The Recovery of Maintenance (United States of America) (Scotland) Order 2007, SSI 2007/355, provides for reciprocal enforcement between Scotland and the United States of America of claims for the recovery of maintenance other than those specified in article 3 of this Order.
The Recovery of Maintenance (United States of America) Order 2007
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